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Term 1 reflections

Dear friends, I am writing my first article for -The Shamrock- after the completion of a very busy Term 1. As the new Headmaster of St Patrick’s College, I have been amazed at the number and variety of opportunities afforded to our boys. What has impressed me immediately is the passion our students have for…

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SPC students attend Shrine service

A delegation of students from St Patrick’s College attended the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne on Thursday, April 23 2015 as part of Legacy’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. Four students,- Fletcher Loader, Matthew Aikman, Matthew Duffy and James Parini were chosen to represent the College as they joined others from…

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2015 NAB Flanagan Art Exhibition

Entries are now open for the 2015 St Patrick’s College Flanagan Art Exhibition featuring prizes worth $7000. In an exciting development this year, the College is delighted to announce that the National Australia Bank Ballarat Branch has come on board as the major sponsor of this year’s exhibition and will be the naming rights sponsor…

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Cardinal Pell visits

St Patrick’s College was delighted on the final day of Term 1 to host a visit by one of its most esteemed Old Collegians Cardinal George Pell (SPC 1949-59). Cardinal Pell, currently Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy in the Vatican, returned to the College during a short vacation to Australia. He was particularly…

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2015 Academic Assembly – Dux’s Address

The 2015 Academic Assembly was held on Friday, February 20 in sweltering conditions in the Br W.T. O’Malley Sports Centre.- The Assembly is one of the highlights on the SPC calendar and invites back all subject duces from the previous year. Old Collegian and sports journalist with The Australian Courtney Walsh (SPC 1989-94) was invited…

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2015 Academic Assembly

At the 2015 Academic Assembly on Friday, February 20, the College welcomed back each student from the Class of 2014 who had scored an ATAR of above 90 or who had been named as a subject dux. It soon became evident that 2014 College dux Hamish Clydesdale had many academically gifted classmates in 2014 and…

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2014 Chris Nolan Awards

The 2015 Academic Assembly included the presentation of the 2014 Semester Two Chris Nolan Awards.- The Chris Nolan Awards were established in 2008 to acknowledge the academic excellence of individual students.- To receive a Chris Nolan Award, a boy must be in the top 15% of his year level. The 15% is determined by the…

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Welcome to the new St Patrick’s College website.

Welcome to the new, device-responsive St Patrick’s College website which we hope offers you a much easier and pleasurable viewing experience.- This new website has been a long time in the making -“ including months of research and planning and countless hours of fine tuning and content creation. We believe it features all the necessary…

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Our Bravest. Honouring our war heroes.

St Patrick’s College is nearing completion of a massive research project which will result in the publication of a book documenting the history of all its former students who fought in World War I. College archivist Catriona Banks said the school was aware of nearly 300 Old Boys who had fought in World War 1,…

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SPC breaks enrolment record

St Patrick’s College has broken new ground in 2015 with more than 1400 students enrolled at the College for the first time. On Friday, January 30 when Term 1 started, exactly 1430 boys were enrolled at St Patrick’s College -“ around 60 more students than the previous record set last year. Having such a dynamic…

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